What is the travel initiative?

The Travel initiative requires university-wide utilization of Ohio State's travel partners (also known as university contracted agencies) for business travel expenses such as airfare and rental car to support the strategic focus on operational excellence and resource stewardship. 

Read the message from Provost Bruce McPheron and interim CFO Michael Papadakis

  • Airfare for individual business travel must be purchased through Corporate Travel Planners, using its full service agent assist or online booking tool (Concur). People may continue to directly arrange local flights within countries where booking through outside travel agencies is impractical. See the details.
  • Vehicle rental for university business must be reserved through the agency website for most reservations or through Concur when reserving rentals associated with airfare.